2020 Porsche 718 vs. Its Competition

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Not many 718 buyers shop the competition, at least not the competition sold by different manufacturers.

The 911 is a lot more expensive than the 718, but it’s also a lot more powerful.

We only wish we had to make that decision as it’s an enviable one.

This year’s new Corvette sees its engine mounted midships, something long predicted by enthusiasts.

Handling is extraordinary, and the car has looks to kill as well.

Toyota and BMW worked together on the Supra and Z4.

While sales haven’t met expectations, there’s no denying that the sporty cars are fun to drive and make good rivals to the 718 lineup.

Don’t write off the aged Nissan 370Z.

It’s an absolute bargain and is still a hoot to drive.

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Quick Specs
7.0
In Porsche-speak, GTS translates to “Goldilocks.” That’s not true, but the 718 makes a lot of sense in well-balanced GTS trim.
6.8
The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive.
7.0
The switch to a mid-engine design makes the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette faster in a straight line and around a track. Mission accomplished.
4.6
The 2020 Nissan 370Z is an old-school sports car that handles and accelerates well but feels like the dated design that it is.
7.0
The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.
5.8
With the 2020 Supra, Toyota doesn’t disappoint. The new Supra has agile moves, ready inline-6 power, and loads of racetrack or autocross fun.
MSRP From     
$59,600$49,700$58,900$30,090$97,400$49,990
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
EPA Class     
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo SeaterTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name     
CoupesDrive30i Roadster2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTManualCarrera Coupe3.0 Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
222242
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeRoadsterCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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